Warren Ellis recently wrote about his collection of watches and ultimately how he feels about wearing one.
I’m at the point where I’m okay with putting the phone in my pocket and having a solid piece of art on my wrist that just tells me the time. I may finally have reached the point, here in my dotage, where just putting on a nice watch is a statement of escape from work.
I’m with Warren here. My wife got me a Citizen Eco-drive Wr100 e870-S015278 Perpetual Calendar Calibre 8700 several years ago and I love it (this one isn’t mine, but it looks exactly the same). I saw it, fell in love with it and she got it for me as one of her first gifts. It is a treasured possession.
Occasionally, I get a twinge of wanting an Apple Watch and then I’ll look at my wrist and remember why I don’t want an Apple Watch when I have this beautiful piece of art in place.